I bought a FujiFilm Finepix s1000fd Feburary 20th, 2009. It was a great camera for me in my price range, or so I thought. On March 24th, 2009, I was at a photo shoot when it quit working. I tried replacing the batteries 3 different times, cleaned out the connectors, and still got nothing. Since I had only had the camera for one month, I was still covered under my warranty, so I sent it into Fuji Camera Repairs. Today I called and asked what the diagnosis was on my camera. The reason it will not turn on is because when it quit working, the lens did not retract all the way therefore preventing the camera from turning on. This is covered under warranty. BUT I was then told that they would not touch my camera until I paid 80 dollars right then to fix the USB port. They will not tell me what exactly is wrong with the USB port and it did not matter to me since I do not use the USB port and never have. But it is not covered under warranty so I have to pay for it. So I request that they just fix the major problem and send me back my camera. They refused. They insisited I pay the 80 dollars, or they would refurbish my camera after 6 weeks and resell it. And they will not refund my 207 dollars that I paid for it. I am infuriated with Fuji for this problem. I feel that they should either send me a refurbished camera as a replacement, refund my money or FIX my camera! My advice, DO NOT buy a Fuji camera.